“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?” (Luke 9:25)
My son’s girlfriend is very intelligent. She’s a nurse and recently decided to become a pediatrician. If she doesn’t fulfill her dream, she won’t be happy. We love his girlfriend and feel my son and she are right for each other. But he’s older, established in his career, and owns a home. Their city has no medical school. Because medical school acceptance is difficult and my son is resistant to change, miracles will be required to attain their dreams. Prayer will be required. I’m praying for them too.
God knows what’s best for us. He created us for a purpose and gifted us with talents to achieve it. He’ll give us miracles to fulfill the dreams he has placed in our hearts. If you feel God is asking you to change your career or something in your life, listen. He’ll make sure you have everything you need to carry out His requests.
Father God, help me trust you for my happiness. Give me the miracles and courage I need to achieve the dreams you’ve placed in my heart. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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I feel like I was doing what God meant me to do in my career. I served the community and children for many years. Now, in retirement, things have changed as they do for every person that retires. It has been a year since we have moved into this house and it was a year filled with all kinds of emotions and lots of work. I feel like we are now getting much closer to the end of the “to do list.” So, my mind has been thinking about what comes next. Drew and I thought this year would be filled with travel, because of COVID 19 that has not happened. I have also thought about how can I serve my new community. I have several thoughts about that but I am still not sure. I know that God will get me to the place I need to be in. Maybe that is being lazy for awhile! I will pray for Sammy and Lexi too. That is kind of a tough spot to be in but with God’s help I am sure they will work it out. God knows what is best and I guess we all need to remember to put our problems in his hands.
We have less than two weeks until we see each other. Yeah! I am interested in your thoughts about serving your new community. Thanks for praying for Sam and Lexi. I found out since I wrote this devotion that University of Florida now has a medical school in Jacksonville. Even though she is very smart, admission to UF’s medical school is difficult, and she will need connections.